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Finalists, Photographer Of The Year 2017

Behold, the finalists in the annual New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year competition—65 sparkling visions of our environment and society. Now it’s your turn to be the judge…

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Below are the 65 spectacular finalists across all six categories, each vying for the coveted title Nikon Photographer of the Year, the Tamron Young Photographer of the Year Award, and the Resene Colour Award. Now, it’s your turn to be the judge for the Panasonic People’s Choice Award. Just select three of your favourite images below, and place your vote.



Every year, more…

Alastair Jamieson



From the lookout…

Cameron McGeorge



Cameron McGeorge…

Cameron McGeorge



Once privately o…

Dave Buckton



A constellation …

David Steer



On the west coas…

Jason Hosking



A short climb ov…

Lola Wright



Experimenting wi…

Mark Gee



Rock sculpted by…

Neil Silverwood



An early winter …

Rob Suisted



Rob Suisted was …

Rob Suisted



On a helicopter …

Takashi Tsuneizumi



Only when the ti…

Terry Urban



Words appear and…

Terry Urban



At 11.26pm, the …

Jason Hosking



Last winter, Wel…

John Kitching



Though it was mi…

Michelle Durrant



After a new entr…

Neil Silverwood



At the Winter Ga…

Peter Meecham



Sunlight had not…

Takashi Tsuneizumi



Seeking to captu…

Tony Whitehead



The eastern hori…

Yan Zhanh



Zhi Yuen Yap’s p…

Zhi Yuen Yap



Towards the end …

Alasdair Turner



During the last …

Andrew Stewart



Carmelite nuns l…

Cam McLaren



As part of a Fai…

Chris Skelton



When Danial Erik…

Danial Eriksen



Every three year…

Neil Silverwood



Over the last tw…

Peter Meecham



More than a deca…

Tatsiana Chypsanava



Up to 650 pilot …

Tim Cuff



In March 2017, p…

Andy Jackson



When it rains, C…

Arno Gasteiger



Brad Cameron lea…

Ben Sanford



Assigned to cove…

Dean Purcell



Wandering downto…

Dustin McNeilage



The day after a …

Iain McGregor



Iain McGregor wa…

Iain McGregor



During the first…

Joseph Johnson



The First XV rug…

Kai Schwoerer



Lawrence Smith m…

Lawrence Smith



Winston Peters c…

Lawrence Smith



Duckshooter Andy…

Mark Mitchell



Possum patties w…

Michael Craig



Papakura High Sc…

Mike Scott



Gerald Lim’s pla…

Gerald Lim



Night falls at C…

Mark Gee



“A rockpool may …

Mark Gee



Snow doesn’t era…

Sam Deuchrass



Commuters travel…

Stephen Patience



A sequence of 33…

Steven Harrison



New Zealand fur …

Alex Stammers



Chris Helliwell …

Chris Helliwell



A kōtare emerges…

Chris Helliwell



gating flotsam f…

Crispin Middleton



A dense ‘meatbal…

Darryl Torckler



Australasian bit…

Imogen Warren



The lid of a hok…

Irene Middleton



A drop of water …

Joanne Ottey



In January 2017,…

Joseph Johnson



Cold Dunedin mor…

Murray McCulloch



Usually living a…

Paul Caiger



Simon Runting ha…

Simon Runting



Skua are the sca…

Thomas Burns

EXHIBITIONS

The Photographer of the Year exhibition will be on-site at Cathedral Square, Christchurch, for a month from Saturday 4 November, and in a special exhibition at Auckland Museum from December 15 until the end of February. Both exhibitions are open seven days, and free to attend.

AWARDS

NIKON PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Chosen from amongst all entrants, the winning portfolio demonstrates skills, consistency and creative insights that make for quality visual storytelling. It rewards originality and competence across all the images entered, and the ability to reveal a fresh perspective on our land or people.

TAMRON YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

The young photographer is chosen from all entrants under the age of 25 on September 30, 2015, and like Photographer of the Year, the quality of the entire portfolio of entered images is considered.

PANASONIC PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Visitors can vote on finalist images at the Photographer of the Year exhibitions in Auckland and Christchurch and on the New Zealand Geographic website. Public votes are tallied across the exhibition season in time for the awards night.

RESENE COLOUR AWARD

A special award that recognises special vision in the use of colour where it contributes to the success of the image. This award is chosen from amongst all entrants.

CATEGORIES

DJI AERIAL

The DJI aerial category celebrates the art of aerial photography, be it from planes, helicopters or drones. Judges will be looking for images that defy the old visions from above and bring innovation and new perspectives of our landscapes and life.

PANASONIC LUMIX TIMELAPSE

Using the technologies of timelapse or hyperlapse, explore an aspect of New Zealand’s environment or society. Judges will be looking for how the winner uses time to reveal the subject in a fresh way.

RESENE LANDSCAPE

Showcase the wonders of New Zealand—its mountains, wetlands, coasts and plains. The judges will be looking for attention to light and drama.

PROGEAR PHOTOSTORY

A set of four to six images. Judges will be looking for the quality of the images overall, as well as how they work together to tell a story.

MICROSOFT SURFACE WILDLIFE

Capture an animal or groups of animals in their natural environment. We are looking for images that exude life and show behaviour or adaptations that make the animal unique.

EPSON SOCIETY & CULTURE

This category celebrates the traditions and relationships of all New Zealanders. The winning entry will be an image that captures our identity as a people.